10 steps to creating a new society. Step #1 -- Stop eating The Western Diet. A briefing from Futurist Chet W. Sisk
Many of your are asking "what can I do to positively impact society in this time of change?" The first , most significant and most accessible thing you can do is stop eating the Western Diet. The Western Diet or the Standard American Diet is a modern dietary pattern that is generally characterized by high intakes of red meat, processed meat, pre-packaged foods, butter, candy and sweets, fried foods, conventionally raised animal products, high -fat dairy products, eggs, refined grains, potatoes, corn and high-fructose corn syrup and high sugar. This poisonous flow of manufactured food-like substances invented and globally distributed by the West is one of the most dangerous things ever invented in the history of human kind. Need proof?
The Western Diet is linked to diminishing brain function.
Several studies have come out over the past few years that point to something that seems obvious....if you eat enough fries, hamburgers, sugary, fatty, processed and salt-laden food, you get dumber . If you have kids and you're feeding them this stuff on a regular, basis, you are dooming your children's future. If you have parents and they are eating this stuff, they are greatly increasing the odds of dementia and alzheimer's disease. if you don't seem to be as sharp as you thought you were at one time, it may have everything to do with that steady diet of fast food you've made part of your daily routine https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/diet-food-brain-function-science-western-health-a9344436.html
The Western Diet is diminishing your ability to fight COVID-19
Again, a no -brainer. The more of this Western society staple of empty calories you take into your system, the less you get of the proper nutrients and vitamins necessary to build up your body's immune system. Optimal health is always your best defense against an invasive virus. https://www.noted.co.nz/health/health-nutrition/covid-19-does-research-show-that-good-diet-helps-stave-off
The Western Diet is literally killing you.
Hope you're enjoying that hamburger!. If you have regular intakes of Western Diet food , you've probably shaved 20 years off your life span. You've also greatly contributed to the diminishing of your quality of life through the slow death of heart disease and hypertension. https://sentientmedia.org/the-western-diet/
The Western Diet is adding to our climate change disaster.
In order to meet the demands of the fast food industry, more and more of our natural forests will have to be dedicated to raising cattle and pigs. Not only does that diminish the earth's natural tools in balancing CO2 emissions, but the methane produced by the massive industrial farms increases CO2 output. When climate change people talk about reducing your intake of meat, they're not trying to "take away your burgers". They just ran the numbers and realize there is a low risk, highly participatory action all of us can do right now to save our future. https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-western-diet-climate-health-20141112-story.html
The Western Diet is the force behind the world obesity epidemic.
Wherever Western civilization spreads in the world, the Western diet goes with it and so does the global obesity epidemic . Societies that had a relatively strong health index among it's people prior to the invasion of fast food chains and sugary items from the US, are now battling with obesity at a phenomenal rate. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6817492/
The Western Diet is incredibly addictive.
There's a reason you're finding it difficult to quit eating something that directing diminishes your quality of life as well as destroy the planet. Simply put, the amount of processed sugar has the ability to block the brain's ability to determine that it is full. Thus, it makes you feel like you need more. It is in the same league of any other controlled substance. https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/why-we-are-drowning-in-the-western-diet
What can I do?
There have been healthy , more humane diets that have existed eons before the rise of the Western diet. They include the Mediterranian Diet, the West African diet and any plant-based diet that better mimics what our ancestors actually ate. And no, they did not eat the so called "keto" diet. https://nutritionstudies.org/is-the-ketogenic-diet-natural-for-humans/
Put the oxygen mask on yourself first before you seek to save the other passengers on the plane. Get out of the Western diet.
Chet W. Sisk is an author and one of the world's leading Social Futurists. He is also expert on the current world paradigm shift. Find out more about him and the LEAD Global Team at www.leadtheshift.com or you can write him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org